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Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Does anyone else have that certain thing hanging up in their wardrobe that they've worn to absolute death and the cost per wear is about 0.001p?

Mine is a fairly ancient plain black tunic/dress from Dorothy Perkins. I can't remember how old it is or how much it cost (probably not much, I've always been a cheapskate!) but I liked it so much at the time that I went out and bought it in blue as well (seen here). The blue one curiously disappeared for about 3 years - no idea where it went, it just reappeared in the ironing pile one day! So the black one has had a lot more wear but it's holding up nicely. Too big now of course and I should really get rid of it but I thought I'd try it with a belt today and that seems to have stopped it looking too enormous.

Dress - Dorothy Perkins
Cardi & belt - Primark
Tights - M&S
Shoes - Irregular Choice via ebay
Pashmina - ancient
Bag - gift - I think it's Oasis


  1. I can see why it's an old favourite - what a versatile piece.

    Looking very smart today - like it a lot :)

  2. Belts always save the day! x

  3. Your shoes are amazing Alex! Love this outfit. x
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  4. I can see why you love it, Alex, its fantastic on you...a timeless classic and you've styled it to perfection.
    My favourite item has to be my £1 denim waistcoat which I've had for about 15 years, I've worn it on my travels around the world and it always feels like me as soon as I put it on.

  5. Those shoes are fab, and that is such a timeless dress, looks great :)

  6. You've dressed it so well, no wonder it's a favourite :) and fab shoes!! xx

  7. It looks great cinched in with the belt. You have a really lovely monochrome (sp?) look there. x

  8. I have a dress like that too. It actually looks great belted! :)

  9. I have several pieces like that hanging up! Some are way past their best but I cant get rid

  10. i guess you can never go wrong with an LBD..
    for me, it's my black cardi that i pair up with almost all my outfits..hehe.

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  11. It's awesome,and so practical!You look particularly lovely in it today!Adore those shoes!The bag is awfully cute too!!x

  12. I know the feeling, I have a few things that are very much past there sell by date but to me are still amazing as they were the day I purchased them!

    It really made me laugh what you said about the blue version, that went missing for 3years then reappeared one day, I so know the feeling, us girls what are we like? :)

    And the Irregular Choice shoes look pretty amazing x

  13. Mine's probably something really lame like my black jeans or something...

  14. Lovely outfit and it really shows off the BYOOOOOOOOOTIFUL shoes.



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